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Disseminated cryptococcosis initially presenting as cellulitis in a rheumatoid arthritis patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17591585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infection with Cryptococcus neoformans often occurs in immunocompromised hosts. It is usually acquired by invasion of the respiratory tract, and then the organisms may spread hematogenously to other viscera, mainly the central nervous system. Although there are some reports of primary cutaneous cryptococcosis, cryptococcal skin disease is a rare feature of disseminated cryptococcosis, and has a poor outcome if unrecognized and untreated. We present a case of cryptococcal cellulitis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who was receiving long-term steroid treatment. Reviewing the literature, this is the first report of rheumatoid arthritis with disseminated cryptococcosis initially presenting as cellulitis.
Hsueh-Chieh Lu; Ying-Ying Yang; Yu-Lin Huang; Te-Li Chen; Chiao-Lin Chuang; Fa-Yauh Lee; Shou-Dong Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-26     Completed Date:  2007-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Cellulitis / etiology*,  pathology
Cryptococcosis / etiology*,  pathology

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